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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Apr 24, 2007 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

I just reread your post and realized i should have read it all the way the first time =)

diffrent strokes for diffrent folks, i reckon

I had my experimentation with that stuff, and I am sure I will again.. not while I am in the educational [school wise] years of my life though.. Oh and -- I would NEVER goto a dead show on lsd, what a waste. I guarantee more than three fourths of the heads who went to shows that used lsd at them, but do not use it now, regret using it... lost memories

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Apr 24, 2007 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

*warning* I am making a triple post. ha


Now I rethought my last post.. Is lsd really part of the whole culture? If so, i propose my generation to just thrive off The Jam aspect.. fuck all that other nonsense that only ruins the musical experience.. The truth is, i really don't know how it was back then.. I guess it probably was part of the culture. I was recently going to make a thread just on 8-27-72 recently, because the dark star got me to thinking..

Is this playing.. likely to not occur while not under the influence of lsd? Being a guitarist, I hear how he is hitting notes, and they are just absolutelyyyyyyyyyyy inspired, to the max. In a gnarly way. A really gnarly way... A way that boggles my mind a lot.. some days i have that mindset, and play with a modicum of the inspiration jerry had on some of those songs, but it's obviously not something i can attain for more than about 15 minutes.

If jerry was on acid, was it the whole show? And why was the dark star simply that gnarly? I suppose the bird song was too.. okay the mexicali blues even was!! I guess because of the songs dimensions and structure, he couldnt just jam out as much as he wanted to, uninhibited like on dark star.. Now that I think about it, I bet he planned to drop it, and then they all agreed to play dark star. Man, I wish I knew exactly what was going on in the bands head and what they talked about.. There is a lot behind a show, there really is.. Like the

estimated prophet reprise in the 4-19-82 show.. Did they discuss that before hand? Did jerry flag em down when he was gunna hit that jam riff? did bobby? IF they did dicuss it before the show, why'd they NEVER play it again??

What a band,

all i can do is sit back, listen, and smile.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Apr 24, 2007 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

The LSD aspect, at least up to the early '70's, to me, has to be taken into context. It was still in it's formative stage and did not necessarily go hand in hand with the "culture" as it is portrayed now. It was a different feeling and a different vibe. Would I do it now? No. But back then it was different...another society and another feeling. Things wre a little cleaner (?) and purer (?) and, in my opinion, not as mean. This is just my take. I am not very articulate and wish I could put into words how the "scene" was to me then.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Apr 24, 2007 8:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

If you're going to do acid again- my suggestion is make sure you dont have any unpaid bills. It's the worst type of preoccupation.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Apr 24, 2007 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

lot's to mull max. don't forget that PITB! might be the REAL crowning gem from the field trip.